We're a UK grassroots charity seeking to help refugees at home and in Europe's hot-spots. We support inspiring partners who are on-the-ground in Greece, France, Italy and Serbia.
At home we fund and work with other grassroots groups helping refugees and asylum seekers access the services, support and communities needed to help them embrace British society and culture.
Donate4Refugees is a registered charity (in England and Wales number 1168435). We're run by a small team of Trustees, Fraser, Amber and Beth, who give their time voluntarily to the cause.
We make every penny of your donation count and you can be confident it will help those who need it when they need it as we can react and respond quickly to fast-changing priorities.
Big thank you! And if I could hug an organisation... you would be it!
Maggie, July 2017
Donate4Refugees has adopted the orange and black colours of the 2016 Refugee Nation flag of the Rio Olympics symbolising our solidarity with refugees.
The flag of the Refugee Nation was designed by the artist Yara Said, a Syrian refugee who has found asylum in Amsterdam. She says ~
“Black and orange is a symbol of solidarity with all these brave souls that had to wear lifevests to cross the sea to look for safety in a new country. Since I had wear one, I have a personal engagement with these life-vests, and these two colors.”
Amber, Beth and Fraser launched Donate4Refugees' first project in early October 2016 and have since gone on to touch thousands of lives.
"We focus on UK-based volunteers who distribute aid within Europe. This is where we felt most strongly we could and should help." ~ Beth
"We clearly needed to support projects that would save lives, but it was also important to us to support projects for things like community spaces and education. The longer people are stuck in one place, the harder and more monotonous life becomes. We needed to help beyond basic survival." ~ Fraser
After volunteering in Camp Alexandreia in Greece in July 2016, Amber went on to be a volunteer with the Refugee Council in the UK, is a host with Refugees at Home and continues to volunteer on-the-ground whenever the opportunity arises.